Windows 10: Turning off touchpad

Discus and support Turning off touchpad in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; months ago I finally figured out how to turn off my touchpad which moves the cursor while I type and causes all sorts of mistakes; suddenly, it's back... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by 1cosolargist, Feb 8, 2020.

  1. Turning off touchpad

    months ago I finally figured out how to turn off my touchpad which moves the cursor while I type and causes all sorts of mistakes; suddenly, it's back on again and I can't turn it off; I've even uninstalled it but that doesn't work; the button for "disable" in the settings is grayed out. please advise! thanks!

    1cosolargist, Feb 8, 2020

  2. turn off touchpad

    Thanks for trying I downloaded driver for touchpad, followed the steps you listed but it did not solve the problem - When I get to the last tab for the software, there is no checkbox for "disable touchpad if mouse is attached." I can completely disable the
    touchpad by system, and you, advised against this so at least I had the warning not to completely disable touchpad. I have tried the other options suggested but to no avail. Frustrating!
    MonetteIrwin, Feb 8, 2020
  3. Pawan1709 Win User
    Turning off the touchpad


    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community. Let me assist you.

    Provide us with the below details for better clarity on the issue.

    • Are you using an Administrator or a standard account?

    • What is the make and model of your computer?
    I would suggest you to try these steps to see if it resolves the issue.

    • Click on Start icon.

    • Go to Settings.

    • Select “Devices.”

    • Click on “Mouse & touchpad”.

    • Select “Related settings”.

    • Open the "Smart Gesture" icon.

    • Click on the "Mouse Detection" tab.

    • Put a check mark in the "Disable Touchpad when mouse is plugged in" square box.
    You may also use the switch on the keyboard to disable the touchpad.

    Hope this information is helpful. Please do let us know if you need further assistance, we’ll be glad to assist you.
    Pawan1709, Feb 8, 2020
  4. nxavis9 Win User

    Turning off touchpad

    I want to disable touchpad on Dell laptop

    Hello everyone,
    My laptop's touchpad works and I don't want it to, because I prefer a mouse. It's a Dell Inspiron 11 3000 series on windows 10 OS.

    What I have tried that hasn't worked:
    • start<settings<devices<mouse & touchpad<additional mouse options. This opens a window called Mouse Options which has 5 tabs up top, none of which involve the touchpad. The Hardware tab shows 2 devices: the mouse itself, and the USB. No touchpad there.
    • windows key+x<mobility center. No touchpad to be found.
    • various function keys. No options for touchpad on/off.
    • device manager<mice and other pointing devices. Again, only the mouse and usb show up. It appears the touchpad is working without a driver, which is a little spooky.
    Any other suggestions? I could try downloading a third party driver, but that seems like a step in the wrong direction.
    nxavis9, Feb 8, 2020

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